Tell People What You Want, not What to Do

hire smart people

If you want self-motivated and accountable people who work with passion, then “hire smart people and get out of their way”. That is a quote from Lee Iacocca.


Management consultant and professor Peter Drucker put it this way, “tell people what you want, not what to do”.


If you have hired the right person for the job, given them the right training and provide the right support then you don’t need to supervise them. Provide proper direction and have them propose their own goals to help you achieve your goals.


Turn these goals into a win-win agreement and follow-up regularly to see if you both are on track.


Download my free goal planning and win-win agreement forms.